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Adwords adgroups account limits

Google Adgroup keyword limit is 2,000 keywords

Google Account keyword limit is 50,000

Level 1 upgrade account keyword limit is 100,000

Level 2 upgrade account keyword limit is 500,000

Level 3 upgrade account keyword limit is 1,000,000

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Excellent tool to check keyword ranking

This is an excellent tool to check multiple keywords / key phrases on several google websites.

Site tip : Each keyword or key phrase should  be separated by Enter

Click here

 

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Iphone SEO top tips

first 5 steps I would do to acheive it:

1. Register a domain with iPhone in the name
2. Write at least 10 quality articles about the iPhone
3. Create a YouTube video about the iPhone
4. Get at least 10 friends to link to the site using iPhone as the anchor text
5. Make sure each post has an image which is named correctly, such as: iphone-south-africa.jpg - this will inject the images into Google Image searches

I really hope some people jump onto my advice here and give it a bash, it would be incredibly cool to see, what I had envisioned months ago, actually happen!

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comScore June 2008 Search Search

google slips popularity stats

It's search popularity statistics time again, Google slips while Yahoo and Microsoft gain. Trouble for the Big G? Not really -- because in terms of raw number of searches, June 2008 was another record breaker for Google.

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What is the KEI (Keyword Effectiveness Index)

The KEI compares the number of searches for a keyword with the number of search results to pinpoint which keywords are most effective for your campaign.

Suppose the number of searches for a keyword is 486 per month and Google displays 214,234 results for that keyword. Then the ratio between the popularity and competitiveness for that keyword is 486 divided by 214,234. In this case, the KEI 0.002.

The higher the KEI, the more popular your keywords are, and the less competition they have. That means that you might have a better chance of getting to the top.

KEI Guide Score Value
0 - 10 KEI Bad
10 - 50 KEI Good
50 + KEI a devine gift

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google webmaster tool new API

What is the Webmaster Tools API?

Google Webmaster Tools is Google\'s free service for webmasters. See your site as Google sees it, find out any problems we had crawling your site, and share info with us that will help improve your site\'s visibility in Google\'s search results.

Your client application can use the Webmaster Tools Data API to view sites in your Webmaster Tools account, add and remove sites, verify site ownership, and submit and delete Sitemaps.

Link on how to integrate the webmaster with your CMS / application :

http://code.google.com/apis/webmastertools/docs/reference.html

 

 

 

 

 

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Frank's top 20 Free Press Release Distribution Sites

We’ve gathered 20+ sites that will help you with getting your press release out in the world for free.

24-7PressRelease.com - Free release distribution with ad-support

1888PressRelease.com - Free distribution, paid services gives you better placement and permanent archiving.

ClickPress.com - Distributs to sites like Google News and Topix.net, Gold level will also get you to sites like LexisNexis.

EcommWire.com - Focuses on ecommerece and requires you include an image, 3 keywords and links.

Express-Press-Release.com - Free distribution company with offices in 12 states.

Free-Press-Release.com - Easy press release distribution for free, more features for paid accounts.

Free-Press-Release-Center.info - Distributes your release, offers a web page with one keyword link to your site. Pro upgrade will give you three links, permanent archiving and more.

I-Newswire.com - Allows for free distribution to sites and search engines, premium membership differs only slightly in adding in graphics.

NewswireToday.com - All the usual free distribution tools, premium service includes logo, product picture and more.

PR.com - Not only will they distribute your press releases, but you can also set up a full company profile.

PR9.net - Ad supported press distribution site.

PR-Inside.com - European-based free press release distribution site.

PRBuzz.com - Completely free distribution to search engines, news sites, and blogs.

PRCompass.com - Distribute your press release with a free or paid version, others can vote it up ala Digg style.

PRUrgent.com - Not only distributes your release, but attempts to teach you how to write one, and even offers downloadbale samples for you to work with.

Press-Base.com - Submit your release for free and get on their front page and the category of your choice.

PressAbout.com - A free press release service formatted as a blog.

PressMethod.com - Free press release distribution no matter what, but extra services based on the size of your contribution.

PRLeap.com - Free distribution to search engines, newswires, and RSS feeds. Fee based bumps get you better placement.

PRLog.org - Free distribution to Google News and other other search engines.

TheOpenPress.com - Gives free distribution for plain formatted releases, fees for HTML-coded releases.

We are working on a tool to submitt your PR to all the sites ! It would be another free tool. Get in touch to find out more.

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Microsoft adCenter Excel Plugin

There is a new keyword tool out there better than the usual overture and our traffic estimator tool.

It is an excel 2007 plugin that does:

Keyword Expansion – we have included 3 different expansion algorithms: campaign association, fast contained, and category simulation
Keyword Search Volume Historical and Forecast – we have included daily and monthly keyword traffic data, including forecasting
Keyword Buzz – you can find buzz keywords in our 300+ verticals
Keyword Demographic analysis
Keyword Geographic analysis
Keyword Categorization
Keyword Monetization – you can find all monetization information (CPC, CTR, etc.) for your keyword list

You can download it from this here. MSN hasn\'t made the tool easy to find. :(

 

I definitely recommend giving it a try. You’ll need Excel 2007 to run it. The best part - it’s free.

 

 

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Duplicate content issue - google view

There are some steps you can take to proactively address duplicate content issues, and ensure that visitors see the content you want them to.

  • Consider blocking pages from indexing: Rather than letting Google's algorithms determine the "best" version of a document, you may wish to help guide us to your preferred version. For instance, if you don't want us to index the printer versions of your site's articles, disallow those directories or make use of regular expressions in your robots.txt file.
  • Use 301s: If you've restructured your site, use 301 redirects ("RedirectPermanent") in your .htaccess file to smartly redirect users, Googlebot, and other spiders. (In Apache, you can do this with an .htaccess file; in IIS, you can do this through the administrative console.)
  • Be consistent: Try to keep your internal linking consistent. For example, don't link to http://www.example.com/page/ and http://www.example.com/page and http://www.example.com/page/index.htm.
  • Use top-level domains: To help us serve the most appropriate version of a document, use top-level domains whenever possible to handle country-specific content. We're more likely to know that www.example.de contains Germany-focused content, for instance, than www.example.com/de or de.example.com.
  • Syndicate carefully: If you syndicate your content on other sites, Google will always show the version we think is most appropriate for users in each given search, which may or may not be the version you'd prefer. However, it is helpful to ensure that each site on which your content is syndicated includes a link back to your original article. You can also ask those who use your syndicated material to block the version on their sites with robots.txt.
  • Use Webmaster Tools to tell us how you prefer your site to be indexed: You can tell Google your preferred domain (for example, www.example.com or http://example.com).
  • Minimize boilerplate repetition: For instance, instead of including lengthy copyright text on the bottom of every page, include a very brief summary and then link to a page with more details.
  • Avoid publishing stubs: Users don't like seeing "empty" pages, so avoid placeholders where possible. For example, don't publish pages for which you don't yet have real content. If you do create placeholder pages, use robots.txt to block these from being crawled.
  • Understand your content management system: Make sure you're familiar with how content is displayed on your web site. Blogs, forums, and related systems often show the same content in multiple formats. For example, a blog entry may appear on the home page of a blog, in an archive page, and in a page of other entries with the same label.
  • Minimize similar content: If you have many pages that are similar, consider expanding each page or consolidating the pages into one. For instance, if you have a travel site with separate pages for two cities, but the same information on both pages, you could either merge the pages into one page about both cities or you could expand each page to contain unique content about each city.

Duplicate content on a site is not grounds for action on that site unless it appears that the intent of the duplicate content is to be deceptive and manipulate search engine results. If your site suffers from duplicate content issues, and you don't follow the advice listed above, we do a good job of choosing a version of the content to show in our search results.

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Facebook can be used for SEO

Facebook can be used for SEOSince Facebook announced that the contents of your Facebook profile would become searchable in popular search engines like Google, Live and Yahoo, it’s given us all opportunities to market our profiles and make ourselves stand out in search results.

This site shows some simple ways of helping you optimise the information you have in Facebook for search engines. It brings together some common information about Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and adds in a bit of flavour for making the information in your Facebook compete well in the major search engines.

Starting last week, you can serve XML sitemaps off apps.facebook.com domain, and notify search engines about changes on your pages. Naturally, this works better for pages that display content without requiring logins. (this goes back to an earlier post i did discussing how facebook wants apps to be visible without having to actually add the app).

The best way to SEO your Facebook applications for the major search engines is to register your site with appropriate services:

* Google Webmaster Central
* Yahoo! Search Site Explorer
* Live Search Webmaster Center
* Ask.com Help for Webmasters

News Feed Optimization, on the other hand, is a bit trickier:

  • Like Google’s PageRank algorithms, Facebook’s proprietary “FeedRank” (my term) algorithms determine which Feed items are shown to whom and which items are not.
  • Like Google’s undisclosed PageRank algorithm, the variables that contribute to your Feed item’s FeedRank are unknown to you (and everyone except Facebook).
  • Like companies dependent on their SEO’d Google PageRank, companies dependent on their NFO’d Facebook FeedRank will experience similar trauma when the algorithm unpredictably or inexplicably changes.

Welcome to the new world of NFO–the new SEO for Facebook marketers. Optimizing your product’s News Feed items is the single most important thing you can do as a marketer on Facebook. Not only should Feed items be designed for optimal conversion, but they should also be invoked by your application in ways that will maximize their distribution.

 

 

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